An author is broadly defined as "the person who originated or gave existence to anything" and whose authorship determines responsibility for what was created.
Narrowly defined, an author is the originator of any written work.
Other articles related to "author":
... A standard contract for an author will usually include provision for payment in the form of an advance and royalties ... An author's contract may specify, for example, that they will earn 10% of the retail price of each book sold ... An author's book must earn out their advance before any further royalties are paid ...
... actress and former model Paula Broadwell, a bestselling author and extramarital partner of David Petraeus ... television producer Alec Brownstein, author, director, creator of The Google Job Experiment John Hoeven, 31st Governor of North Dakota, born in Bismarck on March 13, 1957 Clay Jenkinson, columnist, author ...
... Jansson is principally known as the author of the Moomin books – stories for children that involve Jansson's creations, the Moomins ...
... Topol is also an illustrator, responsible for drawings in several books, including A Treasury of Jewish humour. ...
... and Yale Law School professor David Gelernter, Yale University professor, noted author, painter and computer scientist Boone Guyton, businessman, author and WWII test pilot who flew the F4U Corsair and Vought ...
Famous quotes containing the word author:
“The author of these words,
Whose lifelong unconcern
Has been with flocks and herds
For what they didnt earn.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“An author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.”
—Benjamin Disraeli (18041881)
“...there was the annual Fourth of July picketing at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. ...I thought it was ridiculous to have to go there in a skirt. But I did it anyway because it was something that might possibly have an effect. I remember walking around in my little white blouse and skirt and tourists standing there eating their ice cream cones and watching us like the zoo had opened.”
—Martha Shelley, U.S. author and social activist. As quoted in Making History, part 3, by Eric Marcus (1992)